The Tabernacle building has a rich & storied history. Opened in 1910 as The Broughton Tabernacle; Dr. Leonard Gaston Broughton was the pastor and a physician. Dr. Broughton started the Georgia Baptist Medical Center and nursing school, which began as the Tabernacle infirmary with three beds. The Third Baptist Church was an active congregation with over 4000 members. The congregation relocated during the mid eighties and the building lay vacant until the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, when it was converted into a House of Blues club.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Tabernacle by using our Atlanta road trip planner .
After the Olympics, the building continued to operate as a music venue under a variety of different owners. The Tabernacle is currently operated by Live Nation.
Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We strive to create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues© music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London's Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events.
In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company's website at www.livenation.com.
The Tabernacle Reviews
I have seen multiple concerts here over the years and it is a great place to see electrified music of all kinds! Huge place to just wander around. Multiple levels of seats to view the stage from. Not ... more »
This is a great venue and location in the heart of downtown. The set up is amazing. This is a must visit when in the city! more »
A really funky and eclectic live music venue. Has a lot of charm and places to sit and relax before a show. The acoustics were great, particularly for the Head and the Heart. The ground floor standing room is nice but beware of standing in the two exit lanes; security is determined to keep them clear of people. Parking is a challenge, better to ride share.
Very cool staff. Very cool venue. One of the most awesome places for a company function. Had a great time and really enjoyed the food that was brought in for catering. Thanks for a great time!
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